2020-07-02 E-Edition

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As hunger grows in county, Heritage House stepping up

Since Covid-19, officials see the needs growing quickly

Lisa Parker, program coordinator at Heritage House in Mariposa, is shown with food donated by Frit-O-Lay. The food was bound for schools, but when they were shuttered, it was diverted to help the local program. Photo by Greg LittleIt’s a Mariposa County issue hiding in plain sight. Hunger. With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, that issue has come to […]

Readers make their 2020 ‘Best of’ choices


With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic earlier this year, our annual “Readers’ Choice Awards,” has been delayed. Until now. “We know everybody has had a lot on their minds, not to mention having to cope with everything from the pandemic to children not being in school,” said Nicole W. Little, publisher of the Mariposa Gazette. “But we also know […]

Experts say to mask up or business could suffer

FREE Cases surge in state as fears build Covid may spread locally

The top two health experts in Mariposa County say the Covid-19 virus could have major ramifications on business and fear community spread and a surge in cases. Both also say the wearing of face masks is a way community members can help control the spread of the virus. “I’ll admit I am pretty nervous,” said Dr. Mimi Carter, chief of […]

Code item is nixed by supervisors

FREE Officials hear public outcry, ask for more input by public

Code compliance. Those two words can invoke deep feelings in a community. And it has shown. Ever since the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors placed on its agenda in April proposed modifications to the General Plan dealing with code compliance, it has caused a stir within the county. So much so, the proposal has once again been pulled from the […]

Hospital billing department being outsourced

FREE One department employee says she was ‘blindsided’ by the move

The slogan for the John C. Fremont Healthcare District is “people you know, caring for you and the people you love.” However, it will no longer be people you know overseeing the billing and coding departments at JCF. Major changes are coming to those departments of the hospital district. “It is definite that we are outsourcing that,” JCF Chief Executive […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Jail Booking Report Here are some of the highlights from the recent booking reports at the Mariposa County Jail. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. June 22 – Christa Lynnea Diaz, 24, Atwater, was arrested for second degree burglary and receiving known stolen property. June 23 – Daniel Alexssande Serrano, 22, Modesto, was […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

June 22-28

• EMS – 4 • Fires – 2 • Public Assists – 2 • Auto Collisions – 6 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 13 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for fire/medical and […]

Eastern Madera sees uptick in cases related to Covid-19


With Independence Day just around the corner and an untold number of people heading to the foothills for summer recreation, Madera County continues to see an uptick in the number of patients testing positive for the novel coronavirus, Covid-19. As of Monday, June 29, the Madera County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) says some 8,380 individuals have been tested for […]


Club events canceled The Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club has canceled its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 2. In addition, the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club and Ponderosa Basin Volunteer Co. #32 has canceled the annual Ice Cream Social fundraiser that was scheduled for Saturday, July 11. Bible study offered Trinity Church will be holding a community Bible study every Thursday at […]